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Twin Cam Camshaft Specs

PostPost by: The Cyclist » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:50 pm

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I've just got hold of three sets of camshafts fo a twin cam. I know about the engraved grooves to identify the standard cams, but at least one of the cam sets has been reprofiled (I think), so I want to find information on the net (ideally) about lift for common performance cams. I don't have the equipment to measure durations/ timings unless I fit the cam. So two questions:

Is there a website with twin cam technical data?

How much lift can you have before you need special springs/ other valve train mods?

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:43 am

Geoff

In response to your 2 questions

Is there a website with twin cam technical data?

I normally look at the various cam makers webs sites

i.e Elgin cams, Kent cams, Piper cams and the Dave Bean catalogue all
have a list of various performance profiles for the Twin Cam

How much lift can you have before you need special springs/ other
valve train mods?


You can typically fit a maximum of around .38 lift depending on the
various assembly tolerances of your valve gear and how original the
various components are.

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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling&quo » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:32 am

A simpler thing to do would be to look over the cams in question for identifying marks. These will normally be stamped onto the end of the cams, more often the rear or maybe between the lobes somewhere. Then somene can tell you what the specs are for that profile.

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